Holly Throsby is a songwriter, musician and novelist from Sydney, Australia. She has released five critically acclaimed solo albums – On Night (2004), Under the Town (2006), A Loud Call (2008), Team (2011), and After a Time (2017) – as well as a collection of original children’s songs (See!, 2010), and an album as part of the band, Seeker Lover Keeper (with Sarah Blasko and Sally Seltmann).

Holly’s debut novel, Goodwood, was published by Allen & Unwin in October 2016. It came in at #7 on ABC’s The Book Club’s Top Ten; and was #3 on Dymocks’ list of the Best Books of 2016. Goodwood has been since been shortlisted for an Indie Book Award, two Australian Book Industry Awards, two Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards, and a Ned Kelly Award. Rights to Goodwood have been optioned for television.

Holly has been nominated for four ARIAs – including two for Best Female Artist, and one for Best Children’s Album. Her record with Seeker Lover Keeper (Seeker Lover Keeper, Dew Process, 2011) debuted at #3 on the ARIA chart and has since achieved gold accreditation. Holly has toured at home and abroad with artists such as Joanna Newsom, Bill Callahan, Paul Kelly and The Handsome Family. Guests on her albums include Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Mick Turner (Dirty Three) and Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon).

Holly is a council member for the animal protection institute, Voiceless. She likes good books, cryptic crosswords, small towns, and dogs.

Her second novel, Cedar Valley, is out in October 2018.

 

“A meandering stream of textures that conjure their own world of dappled light and boundless hope. ★★★★” – ROLLING STONE

“Shadowy…tender…understated…beautiful” – STEROGUM (US)

“The kind of big-hearted, emotionally bruising story that reminds you why you love fiction… [Goodwood] is a complete revelation.”
– THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

“It has been a while since I lost a weekend to a debut novel…There is so much to enjoy about [Goodwood]; my tip is that it will become a firm book club favourite. ★★★★★” – GOOD READINGS MAGAZINE

“Holly Throsby is one gifted human being.” – YEN

“★★★★” – MOJO (UK)

“★★★★” – THE SUNDAY TIMES (UK)

“★★★★” – THE AUSTRALIAN